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Jay joined the Citizen as a staff writer in the spring of 2007, and in a few short months he was promoted to lead writer/assistant editor. He now serves as the managing editor, overseeing news and editorial content and managing the newspaper's circulation. (Click here for complete bio.)

Proposed detox facility pressing on with appeal


The company behind a proposed 48-bed substance abuse detoxification center at the former Bay State School of Technology property on Turnpike Street has filed a formal appeal of a recent building commissioner’s ruling and is moving forward with plans to open the facility, according to Canton zoning attorney Paul Schneiders. “Yes, we are moving forward […]

ADA: Local partners, data review key to fighting substance abuse

Substance abuse continues to be at the root of societal problems in Norfolk County and many other locations across the commonwealth, but the secrets — to prevention, treatment and recovery — can be found right in one’s own backyard with the help of community partners and readily available data. That, more than anything else, was […]

CHS matmen go for glory

Sophomore Eddie Marinilli is competing for a state title after winning the 138 lb. division at the central sectionals. (Mike Barucci photo)

Update: CHS sophomore Eddie Marinilli continued his impressive postseason run at this weekend’s Division 2 state championships, capturing the title in the 138-pound class. Senior Nick Matt (285 lbs.) placed sixth and qualified for the All-State tourney. Marinilli and co. shine at D2 central sectionals Sophomore Eddie Marinilli more than lived up to his billing […]

CHS coach notches 200th win on memorable night

Head coach Brian Shuman celebrates with his players after Saturday's win vs. Mansfield -- the coach's 200th of his career.

CHS boys hockey coach Brian Shuman notched his 200th career victory and the Bulldogs maintained their perfect league record while also doing their part in the fight against cancer during a memorable Saturday night at the Canton Ice House this past weekend. Playing in the second game of a special doubleheader co-hosted with Xaverian Brothers […]

Bulldog swimmers end regular season on a high note

Sophomore Brianna Gilchrist has been a key part of 2 sectional-qualifying relays. (Mike Barucci photo)

The Canton High boys swim team notched its eighth win of the season and the girls produced two more sectional qualifiers in an exciting final meet against Mansfield last Thursday night at Wheaton College. “It was such a good meet and both teams were very close,” noted head coach Cheryl Cavanaugh. “The boys won 87.5-82.5 […]

TreeTop relocation plan zips through town boards

TreeTop Adventures — the Canton-based outdoor zip-line park that has delighted patrons but rankled many of its closest neighbors — has been given the chance to start anew after the town’s zoning board voted unanimously last week to approve the park’s relocation plans. With the approval, which includes an affirmative vote for the site plan […]

Swim teams bounce back with double win vs. North Attleboro

Junior Sean Mitchell has qualified for states in two events thus far. (Mike Barucci photo)

It’s been a streaky start to the winter season for the Canton High swim teams, but after a recent three-meet losing skid, the Bulldogs climbed back over .500 with an exciting double win over North Attleboro at the Hockomock YMCA on Martin Luther King Day. “It was such a great meet and I’m so proud […]

Marinilli, Chakir take title at annual Peckham tourney

Canton's Eddie Marinilli and Anis Chakir display their winning brackets after capturing the Peckham Tournament title. (CHS Athletics photo)

Sophomore Eddie Marinilli and senior Anis Chakir both took home titles and the Bulldog wrestlers turned in a strong collective effort en route to a seventh-place finish at last weekend’s James Peckham Invitational Tournament held in the CHS gym. Hosted by CHS for the past 21 years, the all-day tournament annually draws a competitive field […]

Developers hoping to bring TopGolf to Dedham Street

Topgolf location in Houston, Texas

More than three years after first dazzling town leaders with a plan to bring its innovative, year-round golf entertainment concept to the former Cumberland Farms property at 777 Dedham Street, Dallas-based TopGolf has reaffirmed its interest in building on the property — and the town once again appears to be fully on board. “It can’t […]

Canton girls take title, boys 3rd at Ice House Invitational

Junior Maggie Malloy scores the game-winning goal vs. Milton (Mike Barucci photo)

The Canton Ice House was buzzing with activity in the final week of 2017 as both CHS varsity hockey teams served as hosts for the inaugural Ice House Invitational. On the girls’ side, the lady Bulldogs remained unbeaten on the season and finished as the tournament champions with a thrilling, 3-2 overtime win over Milton. […]

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